What Is PRP?
Understanding the function of platelets is crucial to grasping the whole mechanism of action of the PRP treatment.
The bone marrow produces platelets called thrombocytes, which are tiny, colorless cells that break off from larger cells (megakaryocytes). Even smaller than the red blood cells in your bloodstream are the platelets.
Platelets constantly circulating throughout the body create blood clots when they find a wound and clump together to stop the bleeding. They are responsible for preventing excessive blood loss. They are the first to arrive at a fire or other emergency scene.
The platelets for the PRP therapy will need to be extracted, which requires a blood sample and a spin in a centrifuge. The machine spins at a quick yet controlled velocity, separating the different types of blood cells as it goes. You can clearly tell the difference between red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets in a vial.
In this procedure, just the platelets are extracted from a blood vial and employed in the treatment; the remaining plasma is discarded.
The healing approach can be sped up thanks to the abundance of proteins and growth factors in Platelet-Rich Plasma. PRP is commonly utilized in the sports medicine community to treat a variety of muscle, tendon, and ligament ailments. When injected into the scalp, the PRP’s components stimulate hair growth.
It is unclear how or why PRP stimulates hair growth. Androgenetic alopecia accounts for the extensive bulk of cases of male-pattern baldness. According to certain studies, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) may be able to reverse the symptoms of the genetic hair-loss disorder androgenetic alopecia.